OperaWire: Davóne Tines & Jennifer Koh to Team Up for ‘Everything that Rises Must Converge’

March 5, 2020
by David Salazar
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The UCLA Center for the Art of Performance will feature violinist Jennifer Koh and bass-baritone Davóne Tines in “Everything That Rises Must Converge on April 17, 2020 at Royce Hall.

The showcase will bring together the two artists’ family histories through music and the voices of their ancestors via projection, lighting, and movement directed by James Darrah.

The program will combine African-American spirituals, Korean lullabies, and works written by such composers as Missy Mazzoli, Andrew Norman and Julia Wolfe. There will also be music by Beethoven, Holst, and Bach. Finally, the concert will culminate in a new duo by composer Du Yun.

Tines has appeared in the world premiere of “Only the Sound Remains” and has performed with such organizations as the Dutch National Opera, the Ojai Music Festival, the Opera Theatre of Saint Louis, and the San Francisco Opera, among others. He is a recipient of the 2018 Emerging Artists Award from Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts.